a goal in business and in life generally requires a lot of planning,
and Finance is an invaluably important part of it. This subject
the future, and in a way that similar subjects do not. The business
, and economics
guides are relevant to this one.
As ever, EBSCO is
a great way to do research. It is
actually an aggregator, and that means that it searches lots of
databases at the same time. For business-related information, one
want to select these particular ones (to avoid getting irrelevant
Gestion (business journals in French)
Negocios (business journals in Spanish)
This allows you to
browse ULM's available journals by name,
so you can know very quickly whether or not we have the publication you
JSTOR - The
scholarly journal archive
There are many
journals on JSTOR-- it means "Journal
storage." You can search by issues and genres, and inside the
article text itself. JSTOR brings you journal pages just as they
in print-- and just about as usefully.
devoted a specific part of its powerful
database interface to Business research (accessible by clicking the
corresponding link on the left of the front-page). Using it will
extremely useful as it has detailed company information, news,
more. Also, don't forget the general news or the Legal Research
This resource can
produce a lot of things, including very
detailed profiles of companies with codes, numbers, recent stocks,
information, summaries of what they are, financial info, competitors,
more. Do remember, though, that it only goes back as far as
If you want to dates earlier than that, you'll have to use the
this time, they are shelved in the stacks.
In 1997 the North
American Industry Classification System
was developed to classify industries, replacing the Standard Industrial
Classification (SIC) from 1997. This website will show you the
additions to NAICS and search for numbers and titles.
& Forms (EDGAR)
foreign and domestic, are required to
file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms
EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here
find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and
instructions for searching the EDGAR database."
is the first and only financial
services website that lets you buy and redeem securities directly from
Department of the Treasury in paperless electronic form." This is
also a place to find information on things like U.S. savings bonds.
American Securities Administrators
existed since 1919 and is “devoted to investor protection.” There
are a number
of free articles and documents on this site, such as relevant law and
regulations, articles on issues of interest to
investors, different types of news, and much more.
This website has
news, articles, market data, and many useful pages such as Commodity
, which shows
values and graphs on important commodities. There
is also related news at the right of the page, and more pages on the
the Bloomberg website may be useful as well, like their Currency
As the name
suggests, there is information on bonds here. There are a variety
of tools available, such as a chart center, quote center, news, and
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
"The Chicago Board
of Trade (CBOT), established in 1848, is a leading
futures and options on futures exchange." This website has much
market data of various types, as well as a glossary, tutorials, news,
website has news, feature articles, stock information,
employment help, video, and other things expected from a news
There are a lot useful pages on this site, such as a list of world markets
financial calculator (not as good as Bloomberg's) and industry specific
The Investment Company
This is the
national association of U.S. investment companies and has been around
since 1940. This website has free
research newsletters & reports in .pdf format and html that can be
by title or subject. There is also news, transcripts of speeches
notable members, advice for investing, and more.
This site offers
information on funds, stocks, and other topics. It has
advice, articles, news, RSS feeds, discussion boards, and more.
NASD is about 60
years old and is a "private-sector
provider of financial regulatory services." Under the Rules &
Regulation tab, the website has a glossary, articles, speeches, and
useful things. Further useful news and information can be found
site as well.
the NASDAQ website has a lot of useful and trusted
information. It is customizable, and can show quotes, news,
activity, and much more.
The NYSE website
is well known and polished. This is a good place to find
prices on many products, such as bonds, commodities, funds, etc., as
different types of news, statistics, and more. The site is also
in four languages, and is a part of nyse.com
keep in mind that there are other sites like this covering finance for
parts of the world.
Industry and Financial Markets Association(SIFMA)
"Born of the
merger between The Securities Industry
Association and The Bond Market Association, SIFMA is the single
for strengthening markets and supporting investors -- the world over."
There is free access to Market Research, Statistical Tables, Surveys,
(including emergency alerts), and more. It has separate sites for
the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
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Of course, there is always more. Try
searching the ULM catalog or the LSU link below. There are also other
in the catalog on a variety of topics, so do remember them.
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